[Pkg-mediawiki-devel] Bug#396413: mediawiki1.7: LocalSettings.php not found by update.php

Bastiaan Veelo Bastiaan at Veelo.net
Tue Oct 31 22:23:33 CET 2006

Package: mediawiki1.7
Version: 1.7.1-3
Severity: normal

This is actually a bug in mediawiki1.5, but it persists in 1.7 (at least in its 

In README.Debian.gz, the upgrade from 1.4 to 1.5, step 4 - 6. We are instructed to copy 
LocalSettings.php to /var/lib/mediawiki1.5. Due to a preexisting symlink this file ends up 
in /etc/mediawiki1.5. When executing maintenance/update.php, it does not find 

debian:/var/lib/mediawiki1.5# php maintenance/update.php
A copy of your installation's LocalSettings.php
must exist in the source directory.

This is because 

debian:/var/lib/mediawiki1.5# ls -l maintenance
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 35 2006-10-31 16:24 maintenance -> 

and therefore update.php looks for LocalSettings.php in /usr/share/mediawiki1.5, not 

After copying to /var/lib/mediawiki1.5, I get the same error as I reported before, that 
Setup.php cannot be found, because the include path is /var/lib/mediawiki/* etc. This 
should at least be /var/lib/mediawiki1.5, but propably even /usr/share/mediawiki1.5.

There seems to be a solid confusion about directory names, at least on my system.

Best regards,

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.17-2-686
Locale: LANG=en_US, LC_CTYPE=en_US (charmap=ISO-8859-1)

Versions of packages mediawiki1.7 depends on:
ii  apache2                       2.2.3-2    Next generation, scalable, extenda
ii  apache2-mpm-prefork [httpd]   2.0.55-4.1 traditional model for Apache2
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]         1.5.6      Debian configuration management sy
ii  mime-support                  3.37-1     MIME files 'mime.types' & 'mailcap
ii  php5                          5.1.6-4    server-side, HTML-embedded scripti
ii  php5-cli                      5.1.6-4    command-line interpreter for the p
ii  php5-mysql                    5.1.6-4    MySQL module for php5

Versions of packages mediawiki1.7 recommends:
ii  mysql-server                  5.0.24a-9  mysql database server (current ver
ii  mysql-server-5.0 [mysql-serve 5.0.24a-9  mysql database server binaries

-- debconf information:
  mediawiki/webserver: apache2
  mediawiki/upgrade-1d5: true
* mediawiki/upgrade-1d4:
  mediawiki/upgrade-1d5-adminuser: root

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